This is one of a series of posts for Vegan MoFo 2010; my theme was a 'Virtual Random Road Trip', where I used random.org's random geographic location generator to select locations around the globe, I then attempted to cook a few dishes from the traditional cuisine of that place. I didn't have a lot of time between generating the locations and coming up with recipes (~ 1 day). So, lacking time to do proper research, I can't vouch for the authenticity of anything I came up with. However, they are what they are, and it was a fun theme.
If that sounds like it's from the menu of a fancy restaurant, good. Because it is...well almost. For the first night in Miami, I decided to veganize a menu item from a fancy Miami restaurant. If I were really in Miami on a Saturday night, my plan of action would be a sumptuous dinner and a night out on the town.
The dish is from Wish, a restaurant billed as one of the top 38 (38, wtf?) restaruants in Miami according to this list: http://miami.eater.com/archives/2010/01/11/miami-38.php. I sort of just picked one of the fancier looking ones and ran with it.
Ad Hoc Note: I originally put a pic here of the actual dish from the restaurant website for comparison...needless to say it wasn't vegan, and I apologize if it offended anyone. Rethinking it, I have removed it. It was a gnarly thing to post for sure.
If you're interested, you can see the menu here. (I know it might be a little nerdy, but I love to look at restaurant menus online...even if I'm not going to eat there.) Not surprisingly, vegans and vegetarians would only have 1 or 2 choices.
I kinda wish I was really there:
img source: http://www.wishrestaurant.com/index.htm
What to do after dinner? Why this, of course:
Note: After you click on the video, feel free to scroll up and down in this post< SCROLL TO THE BEAT> Trust Me, for a mutli-media (truly, di-media) Miami-experience-effect (registered trademark goes here). Turn the volume UP, for the full experience.
A real list of things going on Miami tonight. Not sure whether it's a good thing or not, but Dana Carvey is there.
I'm off to par-tay a little (for real)...back tomorrow with the pan seared hearts of palm recipe.
img source: http://thundafunda.com